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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,512 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 BMW 550 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 BMW 550 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012015

550

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Steering wheel malfunction locks preventing the vehicle to start steering wheel locks while driving

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #3

Mar 152015

550

  • 129,050 miles
My 06 BMW 550I is having an electric wheel lock fault just like thousands of others this as you know could possibly lead to an accident. It is my understanding that BMW has issued a service bulletin acknowledging the issue. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

- Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 132014

550

  • 70,000 miles
Steering malfunction issue and restraint system malfunction message. I'm aware that BMW had recalls on these issues that I am having however I called BMW usa and my VIN number they say wasn't involved in the recall. However I'm having the same issue.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012006

550

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 BMW 5 series. After starting the vehicle one morning, all of the instrument panel indicators illuminated. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed a new szl module, which controlled most of the computer functions in the vehicle. The dealer did not have the part available, but assured the contact that the vehicle was safe to drive. Three weeks after the incident, while driving 15 mph, the steering and brakes failed. The failure lasted less than a minute, but during this time he was unable to stop or steer the vehicle. He called the dealer and took the vehicle in for service. They kept the vehicle for over a month and replaced the szl module and clock spring, in addition to an electrical repair. Within a month, the failure recurred. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and returned the vehicle to the contact. The failure continued and the brakes began to squeal. The dealer replaced all of the brake pads and sensors. Even with all the repairs, the failure persists. The dealer is still unable to reproduce the failure and provide a remedy. Currently, the vehicle is experiencing unexpected acceleration. He believes that the issue is becoming progressively worse. Through research, he has found numerous complaints for the same failure. The failure mileage was 7,000 and current mileage was 31,000.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

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